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Guidry News Gazette Gulf Coast Big Brothers Big Sisters
Galveston County
Galveston County Commissioners Court
by Jim Guidry
Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Galveston County Commissioners Court on Tuesday voted unanimously to pay several invoices to SunGard Public Sector, including some for work done in 2012.

Chief Information Officer Matt Votaw said that some of the items were “old invoices that we did not pay in a timely manner; and we recently uncovered them.”

“So, if it is an old invoice does that mean we are using previous money budgeted or are we going to have to come up with new money to pay?” asked Commissioner Ken Clark.

“We’re using money in our current budget,” Votaw answered.

Commissioner Ryan Dennard noted that the invoices were issued prior to the current IT administration.

The commissioners court voted unanimously to approve an agreement for consulting with Coastal Strategies Group, LLC  for project implementation, oversight and management for Coast Impact Assistance projects, and the Coastal Erosion Planning Response Act program.

The commissioners court voted unanimously to authorize submission of Amended Proof of Loss to The Hartford, also known as Hartford Casualty Insurance Company, on a loss due to employee theft in a justice of the peace court, with a slight change in the wording of the item, removing “full release” and adding “and appointment” after “assignment”.  Listen (2:50)

The commissioners court voted 4-1, with Kevin O’Brien opposed, to approve a request by Tax Assessor Collector Cheryl Johnson for additional funds to cover supplies through the end of Fiscal Year 2014. Listen (3:22)

The commissioners court voted 4-1, with Ken Clark opposed, to approve request from various departments to cover overtime and fringe benefits though the end of the fiscal year. Listen  (3:25)

The commissioners court voted unanimously to approve an engagement letter for outside legal services in the case of Tomasa Duran v. Galveston County.

The commissioners court voted unanimously to award a bid for Altosid liquid larvicde to Adapco, which was decided by a drawing.

The commissioners court voted unanimously to award a bid for Altosid pellets to Target Specialty Products, also by drawing.

The commissioners court voted unanimously to defer action on the award of a contract for Chlorpyifos insecticide.

The commissioners court deferred action on several requests for waiver or refund of penalty and interest for delinquent payment of ad valorem taxes by Marlin Leasing.

All other agenda items were approved unanimously. Agenda




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